James Carpenter

MacKinnon kicks off ACT tenure with Albee’s striking ‘Seascape’

What longtime American Conservatory Theater artistic director Carey Perloff was to British…

 

Much about ACT’s ‘Heisenberg’ feels very familiar

You don’t need to know anything about early-20th-century German physicist Werner Heisenberg’s…

 

Cal Shakes brings ‘Othello’ to 21st century

The cast assembles in everyday street clothes, looking like they’ve just arrived…

 

Cal Shakes’ cross-gender ‘Much Ado’ both funny and deep

If you’ve been attending theater in the Bay Area for any length…

Cutting Ball starts Strindberg cycle with panache

“It’s all a little complicated,” says the Old Man (James Carpenter) to…

Enlightening glimpses of life in ‘Any Given Day’

The clipped, repetitive banalities exchanged by the middle-aged couple in the first…

‘Pitmen’ mines fine art

It’s the superb acting, Leslie Martinson’s lively direction and the highly polished…

A bloody, resonant take on ‘Titus Andronicus’

In “Titus Andronicus,” revenge doesn’t just mean an eye for an eye.…